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'Micro-village' opening in Northeast Portland draws backlash from business owners

PORTLAND, Ore. — As Safe Rest Villages open across the city, a Portland nonprofit is taking a different approach to housing the homeless community. WeShine is looking to private landowners to build micro-villages for people experiencing homelessness. One village is already under construction in the Parkrose Community United Church of Christ parking lot near Northeast 122nd and Halsey.
PORTLAND, OR
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Scappoose Police Log: 'Sorry' shoplifter gives back stolen wares

The Scappoose Police Department responded to calls for service from May 23-June 11, 2022.Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Monday, May 23 Police were dispatched to a death investigation in the 51000 block of Southeast Eighth Street. It was determined that the death occurred due to natural causes. Tuesday, May 24 Police were dispatched to the report of a male juvenile in the 33000 block of Southwest Sycamore...
SCAPPOOSE, OR
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Child, adult injured when light pole falls in NE Portland

PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - If you take a walk through Irving Park, you may now notice signs up on lamp posts warning people they’re unstable after Portland Police said a concrete lamp post fell down on a boy and his caretaker last Thursday. “It was traumatic to see,” Aliya...
PORTLAND, OR
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Canby Grad Qualifies to Compete at World’s Largest Rodeo

For the latest Canby sports news, follow @CougarCountryOR on Twitter, and catch The Canby Current’s weekly sports podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and at cougarcountry.podbean.com. A recent Canby graduate will represent Oregon in two events at the 74th annual National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette,...
CANBY, OR

Schools out, gone fishing at Salish Ponds

Griffin and Sawyer Senkyr, 7 and 4, celebrate start of summer break by fishing in FairviewThe best way to kick off the summer is with an afternoon of fishing. That is how the Senkyr family celebrated the start of summer break, as 7-year-old Griffin and 4-year-old Sawyer cast out their lines at Fairview's popular Salish Ponds Wetland Park earlier this month. "We didn't catch any fish, but that's not surprising as we weren't terribly prepared and were out more to just have fun," wrote Lauren Senkyr, their mother. The Damascus family enjoyed the sunny day alongside many other...
FAIRVIEW, OR
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Let's Play Again toy store opens in Gresham

Downtown business buys, sells, trades, recovers toys previously owned, reconnects folks with childhoodIt all started with a toy — well more accurately it started with the desire for a toy. Growing up Jose G. Ramirez loved all things Star Wars, and he desperately wanted a model Y-wing. For those not in the know, Y-wings are a classification of starfighter that famously joined the bombing runs against the Death Star in the original Star Wars film. "Every year I asked my parents for a Y-wing, but I never got one," Ramirez said. Decades later he stumbled across that...
GRESHAM, OR

Brandi and Tom Johnson named Milwaukie Volunteers of the Year

Oregon City residents provide countless hours of service to help neighbors in need with clean laundry services, showers, mealsMilwaukie City Council recently named Brandi and Tom Johnson Volunteers of the Year for their countless hours of service and leadership. The Johnsons, who are Oregon City residents, run LoveOne, a nonprofit, community-based organization helping neighbors in need by providing clean laundry services, showers, meals, personal care resources and community connections. Earlier this year Brandi received the Rotary Club of Clackamas' annual award to recognize extraordinary contributions to the community by citizens who are not club members. Oregon City celebrated Extra Mile...
MILWAUKIE, OR
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Damian Lillard recruits former NBA MVP to join Blazers

A few members of the Portland Trail Blazers are doing some recruiting via social media. Portland star Damian Lillard and center Jusuf Nuric both shared an edited photo on their social media accounts aimed at Kevin Durant. The photo showed Durant next to Lillard. The image of Durant was edited to put the former NBA MVP in a Blazers jersey as a teammate of Lillard.
PORTLAND, OR

Chris Murphy Latest Red Sox Prospect To Earn Promotion To Triple-A

The Boston Red Sox farm system is loaded with pitching prospects on the brink of breaking onto the major league roster. With the latest transaction, that group of talented hurlers is expanding, with another promising arm entering the mix. “Chris Murphy, who the Red Sox just promoted to Triple-A Worcester,...
BOSTON, MA

Canby girls ready to ride in Wyoming

Katie Ayers has earned a spot at the National High School Finals Rodeo later in July in a pair of eventsRiding and competing, those are two of Katie Ayers favorite things. And she's pretty good at both, having recently secured her place at the National High School Finals Rodeo as part of the Oregon contingent. Ayers will compete in barrel racing and goat tying at the event in Gillette, Wyoming July 17-23. It is the largest high school rodeo in the world, featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand. In short,...
CANBY, OR
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Shaedon Sharpe Was Asked Why He Didn't Play At Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, KY
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Niezgoda and the Portland Timbers host the Houston Dynamo

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PORTLAND, OR

Backyard hiking in and around Gresham

Powell Butte, Estacada-area, Gorge all offer trail systems within easy driving distanceFor more than three decades, an East Multnomah County resident has not only been visiting the butte she lives in the shadow of, but also has guided its stewardship and development. Like clockwork, Tamra Dickinson loves to meander along the 9-miles of trails at Powell Butte Nature Park during her lunch hour while working remotely at home. "It is gorgeous up here, always something new," she said. "Every season this place changes, with different foliage and animals." "I'll never forget after one meeting the sun was setting and...
GRESHAM, OR
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Penn State Women’s Soccer Alum Sam Coffey Named NWSL Rookie Of The Month

Former Penn State women’s soccer star Sam Coffey picked up her first professional distinction from the National Women’s Soccer League on Monday. Coffey, a midfielder for the Portland Thorns, was named the league’s June Rookie of the Month after recording six shots and registering an 85% passing accuracy rate throughout the month. The Nittany Lion also produced her first assist in Portland’s game against San Diego Wave FC on June 8.
PORTLAND, OR
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